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Innovation in Road Safety: The Samsung Safety Truck

Road Safety. An important theme for anybody in any country, but in some countries definitely more than others. Samsung has launched a safety initiative to solve one of the (literally) biggest safety hazards on the road: the Truck. Let me start with saying that the hazard has nothing to do with the driver of the truck, but with the size of […]

Why Not Charge Your Drone Midair, or: What Boeing Just Patented

The last time I wrote about a patent, it was one by Amazon and it described what I call a Ship-to Person model. Currently all shipments go to an address, which will be an obsolete process in the future. With logistics operations becoming more agile and flexible it will be possible to bring a package to a person, where ever […]

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Logistics in the News – Robotics, e-Commerce Giants, and Infographics

Ok. To be perfectly honest with you, I’ve found it a bigger challenge to bring you a weekly round-up of the news, than I thought it would be when I started doing these. I know the last one was in Week 13, and now we’re in Week 21 already. I’m going to promise you best effort, and will publish these […]

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Logistics Market Snapshot – May 2015 Edition

Each month the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics publishes a Logistics Market Snapshot with key Logistics and Supply Chain figures and statistics. Included are several Freight Indexes, Industrial Vacancy and Rent Rates and general economic indexes. Please find some statistics below, or click the image to download the full snapshot. The USDOT’s freight transportation services index rose 1.7% in […]

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3 Groundbreaking Warehouse Designs

I love warehouses. If I see big buildings with almost no windows and loading docks my curiosity is piqued. I want to knock on the door and have a look inside and see what is going on. With most warehouses, what goes on inside is the most interesting thing about them. Warehouses tend look bland and boring, especially to the non-logistical […]

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The First Ship-to Person Delivery System Has Just Been Patented. Bring It To Me!

Ship-to-Person? Yes! Ship-to Person! Ship-to Address is so last century. And amazon has just patented a drone-enabled ship-to person delivery method. I first wrote about ship-to-person replacing the ship-to address in my post Location Based Logistics – Why Forecast should have stayed, halfway through 2012. The premise is simple: why have a person stay at one location if the delivery […]

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Logistics Market Snapshot – April 2015 Edition

As recurring visitors may have noticed, I have been working on a new look for LogisticsMatter.com. It took me some more time then I thought it would, with the result that some posts have been in my draft section for too long. This is one of them, so let get to it fast: Each month the Georgia Center of Innovation […]

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what3words: find any location on earth by remembering 3 words

I was sitting in the backyard, at blacked.award.buzzer to be precise, when I found out about what3words. what3words is a London based company, which you can find at index.home.raft, that has made it its mission to make it as easily as possible for anyone in the world to talk about a precise location. But how do they do this? They have […]

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Logistics in the News – Week 13

It was a very busy week, both for me as well as for interesting logistics news. After a very relaxing weekend, with the first hours sitting out in the sun this year (Yes!), I postponed the writing of this overview until today. It was that relaxing… This week’s overview has interesting articles on 3PLs, flying cars, and Uber amongst others. […]